smart cities

Urban performance is no longer just dependant on a city's hard infrastructure – its 'physical capital' - but increasingly on the availability and quality of communication and social resources. 

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is now being used to describe modern urban competitiveness and highlight the growing importance of social and environmental capital in profiling the attractiveness of a city.

Certain enablers play a key role in this debate, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a move towards an efficient use and consumption of energy.

We are working to integrate different aspects of the current debate. In our view, a smart city must be a good place to live, offering the best possible quality of life with the lowest possible use of resources.

Our work supports developments towards a healthy, energy-efficient city that uses renewable energy sources as much as possible, and is a pioneer in the deployment of advanced smart and ICT-based technologies.

A smart city is also an inclusive place, using technology and innovative solutions to improve social inclusion and combat poverty and deprivation.

  •  mobility

CREATE final conference - 'Get going! Tackling congestion in Europe and beyond'

Highlights from the CREATE final conference and cocktail reception at the European Parliament

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publication date: 29-05-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

One month left to be the next European Capital of Smart Tourism

Cities have just one month left to apply for a range of honours in smart tourism.

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publication date: 28-05-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities4Europe - video interviews

On 7 May the Cities4Europe campaign was officially launched. Here you will find video interviews from the launch event.

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publication date: 25-05-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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publication date: 24-05-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: call for papers

The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes has launched a call for papers for its first edition.

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publication date: 24-05-2018

  •  environment

EU Green Week calls for green cities for a greener future

Cities across Europe are committed to the transition to a greener, more sustainable and inclusive future by working with citizens and collaborating in partnerships.

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publication date: 23-05-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Europe on the Move: Safe, connected and clean mobility

On 17 May, the European Commission released its third and final set of legislative proposals for mobility. Transport is now the largest source of emissions in the EU, and accounts for 25,000 road fatalities per year and contributes to 400,000 premature deaths from air pollution.

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publication date: 17-05-2018

  •  knowledge society

Is your city ready for GDPR? Reply to KSF survey on compliance and readiness!

Since 25 May 2018,the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal basis for any processing activity of EU citizens' personal data. Path to compliance is nevertheless still far from being easy for European cities. EUROCITIES' Knowledge Society Forum has therefore identified the sharing of good practices as a priority in the frame of its data working group.

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publication date: 17-05-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Autumn Mobility Forum in Burgas

EUROCITIES mobility forum will focus on smart mobility in the framework of smart cities. Over the past 12 months, the European Commission has taken several policy initiatives aiming at helping the EU transport sector to become future-proof, more sustainable and innovative. Building on the “Europe on the Move” packages from May and November 2017, the European Commission has recently put forward a third set of measures, in May 2017, to allow all Europeans citizens to benefit from safer,...

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start date: 10-09-2018
end date: 12-09-2018

  •  mobility

Don`t forget to register! 9th International Cities for Mobility Congress

Only six weeks to go until the 9th International Cities for Mobility Congress (17-19 June) in Stuttgart.

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publication date: 09-05-2018